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Pendleton Woolen Mills’ John P. Bishop Elected President of MoCC Board of Directors

Release date: 06/18/10

PORTLAND, OR – June 18, 2010 – Museum of Contemporary Craft is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Bishop as the new President of the Board of Directors.

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Feldman Gallery to Host Collaborations & Dialogues

Release date: 06/01/10

PORTLAND, OR – June 1, 2010 – The Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art is proud to present an exhibition of selected prints from the collection of art patron and collector Jordan Schnitzer.

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PNCA Spring 2010 Commencement to Advance 86 Graduates and Grant Two Honorary Degrees

Release date: 05/18/10

PORTLAND, OR — May 18, 2010 — Pacific Northwest College of Art will proudly confer degrees to the graduating class of 2010 at the Commencement Ceremony to be held on May 23 at Tiffany Center.

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PNCA’s 8th Annual Gala “Constellation of Creativity” Soars Beyond Forecasted Goals

Release date: 05/10/10

PORTLAND, OR—May 10, 2010—On Saturday, May 8, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) held its 8th annual Gala, coined by Portland Monthly as the “swingingest art party in Portland!”

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Museum of Contemporary Craft Awarded Largest Exhibition Grants in 73 Year History

Release date: 04/22/10

PORTLAND, OR—April 22, 2010—Museum of Contemporary Craft (MoCC) is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded the two largest exhibition grants in the institution’s history.

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PNCA Embraces the Hybrid-Moving Image and Launches New Contemporary Animated Arts Program

Release date: 04/08/10

PORTLAND, OREGON – April 8, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that the College has approved a new Contemporary Animated Arts BFA program, the first of its kind in the United States, to begin in the Fall 2010 semester.

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Pacific Northwest College of Art Presents Internationally Respected Journalists and Design Critics

Release date: 03/17/10

Portland, OR–March 17, 2010–Pacific Northwest College of Art is proud to host internationally respected journalists and design critics, Julie Lasky and Ernest Beck, who will visit Portland as part of the PNCA/Cyan PDX Cultural Residency Program. During their visit, Lasky and Beck will participate in three public events including a Bright Lights Discussion in collaboration with Portland Monthly; 3BY10 Series with the IDSA Oregon Chapter/Art Institute of Portland and a Personal Design in Green Space celebration at Cyan PDX.

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Feldman Gallery + Project Space Hosts The Great Recession with New Work by Michael Mandiberg

Release date: 03/16/10

PORTLAND, OREGON – March 16, 2010 – PNCA hosts The Great Recession, an exhibition of new work by Michael Mandiberg, exploring the psychic implications of this most recent burp by the American economy, late capitalism, gold hoarding and the end of an empire. Mandiberg employs thematically linked sculptures, videos and images to investigate these issues that are so prevalent in modern life.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft explores relationship between craft and the Land Art Movement

Release date: 03/03/10

PORTLAND, OR—MARCH 3, 2010—Through this exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Craft asks “What is the relationship between craft and the Land Art Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s?”

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PNCA Announces Affiliation with Princess Grace Foundation

Release date: 03/02/10

PORTLAND, OREGON – March 2, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that the College was recently appointed to nominate undergraduate students for the Princess Grace Film Award, joining the company of Cal Arts, Bard, Brown, Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia, Stanford, Tisch NYU, and RISD.

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PNCA Welcomes Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D. to Deliver 2010 Alfred Edelman Lecture

Release date: 02/16/10

PORTLAND, OR – February 16, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to present molecular biologist and public domain plant breeder Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D., to deliver the 2010 Edelman Lecture on Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 pm. Kapuler is the President of Peace Seeds and the Co-Founder and retired Research Director of Seeds of Change, one of the world’s leading providers of organic seeds.

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Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Awards Museum of Contemporary Craft $40,000 Grant

Release date: 02/02/10

PORTLAND, OR – February 10, 2010 – Museum of Contemporary Craft is pleased to announce that the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation awarded the Museum with a $40,000 Arts and Culture Grant. The grant supports Museum of Contemporary Craft’s integration with the Pacific Northwest College of Art by providing funds to build capacity in the areas of fundraising, audience development, and memberships.

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PNCA and Etsy Join Forces to Support and Advocate for the DIY|Craft Movement in Pacific Northwest

Release date: 02/04/10

PORTLAND, OR – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Etsy.com today announce their intentions to develop an ongoing relationship to foster opportunities and offer support for the local Do-It-Yourself craft community. This new relationship — the first ongoing commitment for Etsy with a school of art and design — seems appropriate in Portland, Oregon, nationally recognized as the hub of American DIY youth culture enriched by PNCA’s vibrant student body and alumni community.

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Pacific Northwest College of Art Announces Focused Institutional Accreditation

Release date: 01/29/10

PORTLAND, OR– Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is currently conducting a focused institutional self-study for the College’s regional accreditation agency the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

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Feldman Gallery + Project Space Hosts West Coast Premiere of Signs of Change

Release date: 01/13/10

PNCA hosts the West Coast premiere of Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, featuring hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera that bring to life over 40 years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. Curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee as part of Exit Art’s Curatorial Incubator, this important and timely exhibition surveys the creative work of dozens of international social movements.

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PNCA announces nearly $200,000 raised for Museum of Contemporary Craft

Release date: 12/04/09

PORTLAND, OR—December 4, 2009—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announced today that since July 2009 more than $200,000 in gifts and pledges from foundations, busi- nesses and individuals have been made to benefit Museum of Contemporary Craft (MoCC).

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PNCA Hosts Children’s Creativity: Why the Visual Arts Matter

Release date: 10/30/09

PORTLAND, OR – Wednesday, November 11 through Saturday, November 14, Pacific Northwest College of Art hosts Children’s Creativity: Why the Visual Arts Matter, a symposium focused on the role of visual arts education in childhood development. PNCA partners on this program with the Creative Advocacy Network (CAN), Oregon Psychoanalytic Center and the Oregon Art Association. Art therapists, clinicians, arts educators, youth counselors, art organization leaders, school administrators and more, are invited to participate in this three-day gathering focusing on the relevance of artistic processes of inquiry, reflection and expression to the cognitive, emotional and social development of children.

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Galleries Throughout Portland Feature PNCA Artists in October 2009 as Part of College Centennial

Release date: 09/11/09

PORTLAND, OR – During the month of October, galleries throughout Portland will collaborate to present a large-scale display of work by dozens of Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) faculty, alumni and faculty emeriti. In honor of the College’s centennial academic year, Portland’s urban core will overflow with this significant recognition of PNCA’s long legacy by some of the foremost retail art galleries in the city.

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Pacific Northwest College of Art and Museum of Contemporary Craft Announce a Formal Integration

Release date: 08/20/09

PORTLAND, OR – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), and the Museum of Contemporary Craft (MoCC), today announce the formal adoption of a joint operations agreement concluding nine months of deliberations and due diligence to develop the organizational and financial structure necessary to formalize the relationship.

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PNCA and OCAC Present Design/Build Expert Steve Badanes With the Launch of the New MFA

Release date: 08/10/09

PORTLAND, OR – Join Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) as they prepare to launch their joint MFA degree program in Applied Craft and Design. As the program commences its first academic year this September, these institutions invite the community to celebrate this unique venture with two events, both free of charge and open to the public.

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PNCA Exhibits Visual Artists Robert Boyd and Brian Lund as Part of the 2009 Time-Based Art Festival

Release date: 08/04/09

PORTLAND, OR – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to exhibit the work of Brian Lund and Robert Boyd in conjunction with Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s 2009 Time-Based Art Festival. Through highly different methods and mediums, both artists reinterpret the popular, digital media to provide new perspectives on visual culture.

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PNCA Presents 2009 Faculty Biennial

Release date: 07/27/09

PORTLAND, OR –Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) proudly presents the 2009 Faculty Biennial exhibition, featuring the work of 62 of the College’s full- and part-time faculty members. The exhibition runs from August 31 – October 17 in PNCA’s Swigert Commons with a public opening Thursday, September 3.

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Pacific Northwest College of Art Launches the WPA@PNCA

Release date: 07/09/09

PORTLAND, OR– – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) today announces the creation of the WPA@PNCA, a unique program to enhance students’ capacity for employment, and professional practice, while offering exposure to community service, arts activism and volunteerism.

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